Be dispassionate in fight against galamsey – Bawumia urges

He said failure to end galamsey will have long lasting effect on the nation’s forest reserves, water bodies and agriculture.

Speaking Friday at a joint graduation ceremony at the Ghana Armed Forces Staff and Command College, Dr Bawumia said some of the graduating soldiers may be needed in the fight against galamsey.

“For the Ghanaian officers, you are aware that one of the problems we are facing as a nation is the issue of illegal mining also known as galamsey.

“Some of you may be needed to assist in this fight. The president, Nana Akufo-Addo, is committed to ending this destructive impact on our forest, water bodies and agriculture.

“I, therefore, urge anybody involved in this fight to be dispassionate in ensuring that this menace is eradicated once and for all.

“Unless we win this fight, we shall be failing in protecting the environment for prosperity.

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